100 Virginia Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

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Restaurants:Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Richmond, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Belvedere, Le Yaca
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, French
Neighborhoods:Richmond, Williamsburg
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Richmond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
4,202 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
I had the Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps and the Beef Tenderloin Medallions and everything was delicious!
Most Booked in Virginia
39 people mentioned the Pretzel Bread
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Belvedere

$$$$·American·
Richmond
948 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
A very pleasant dining experience was had by our group. Our waiter, Christian, was very attentive and engaging. The food was delicious! One negative: one ordered a filet with sidRead more
Group Bookings in Richmond
31 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Le Yaca

$$$$·French·
Williamsburg
6,557 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Romance
Williamsburg's finest restaurant. Do not miss this place when you are visiting. Great food, service and always a wonderful time.
Best Overall in Williamsburg
115 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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Billy's Roanoke

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
1,539 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
From the start our server was very willing and helpful to take care of us. We started with cocktails. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and based on his recommendatiRead more
Best Overall in Greater Roanoke
53 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Max's on Broad

$$$$·French·
Richmond
2,369 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Brunch was delicious and our server was great. Highly recommend the Parfait Board.
Brunch in Richmond
44 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Junction

$$$$·Southwest·
Charlottesville
357 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Great meal and service, as usual—especially welcome at a difficult time
4 people mentioned the Cowboy Steak
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Short Pump

$$$$·American·
Richmond
1,158 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
The server was great. Very friendly. We love to get the Firebirds reserve wine which is always good. Also a must is the lobster and spinach queso to start. The only reason I went wRead more
Lunch in Richmond
19 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Tarrant's West

$$$$·American·
Richmond
1,028 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings
  • Brunch
Service was great and food was excellent!
Brunch in Richmond
11 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Virginia Beach

$$$$·Italian·
Virginia Beach
925 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Bar Seating
  • Business Meals
Delicious food! The staff was wonderful and the restaurant is beautiful inside.
Child Friendly in Virginia
5 people mentioned the Calamari

Aldo's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Virginia Beach
3,052 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Wonderful thanks Chris for great service for my sister and her husband 52nd anniversary Aldos never disappoints
Italian in Virginia
39 people mentioned the Veal Chop

Duners Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Charlottesville
1,232 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Fine food, great service. DUner's is an old favorite.
American in Virginia
8 people mentioned the Beef Tenderloin
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Hondos

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Glen Allen
2,320 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Always a great meal at Hondos. Jeff is the best waiter in Richmond!
Lunch in Richmond
72 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Stables

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
877 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Our waitress was stellar: excellent knowledge about wines and food; attentive, and helpful. The food was memorable!
Best Service in Virginia
18 people mentioned the Cioppino
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Richmond

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Richmond
1,365 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Delicious meal and impeccable service
Special Occasions in Virginia
13 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

East Coast Provisions

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,211 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
East coast does not disappoint. Great service and food was creative and well prepared. Try some of the apps too.
Seafood in Virginia
35 people mentioned the Calamari

The Boathouse at Sunday Park

$$$$·Seafood·
Midlothian
3,214 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
We thoroughly enjoyed our date night on the patio - view, service, food, happy hour prices all combined to provide an exceptional evening and we will definitely return.
Scenic View in Virginia
28 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Casa Italiana

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
615 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The homemade pumpkin ravioli was delicious! And my husband said the tomato sauce served with the beef ravioli was the best sauce he had ever tasted!
Group Bookings in Richmond
5 people mentioned the Chicken Parmesan

Saltine

$$$$·Seafood·
Norfolk
1,413 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romance
Excellent food in a beautiful setting! Thanks for a great dinner!
Seafood in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
15 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Portico Restaurant - Richmond

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
2,414 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
I must say this was the best place to eat for me everything was outstanding loved it
Outdoor Eating in Virginia
31 people mentioned the Calamari
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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Richmond
3,509 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic for our anniversary! Will definitely return.
Best Ambience in Virginia
39 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Hard Shell - Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,398 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
Brandon the bartender was a rockstar! Our waiter Vincent was very attentive. And our food was delicious! We are in town visiting our son and we will definitely return!
Seafood in Virginia
45 people mentioned the Crab Soup

The Neighbors Place

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lynchburg
426 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
I love the chipotle skirt streak here!
5 people mentioned the Chicken Marsala
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Mannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville

$$$$·Italian·
Virginia Beach
852 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
We had a great dinner with great friends! Couple bottles of wine and split 3 appetizers. Highly suggest the antipasti with roasted garlic and prosciutto and the fried zucchini and Read more
Italian in Virginia
85 people mentioned the Crab Soup
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LuLu's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
1,723 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
We picked the perfect day & time to enjoy LuLu’s for the very first time. On a Tuesday @11am & outside on the patio. The shrimp & grits were amazingly flavorful. I also tried some Read more
Brunch in Virginia
86 people mentioned the Red Velvet Waffle
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The Farmhouse

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
887 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Our server, Sarah, was very competent, friendly, and professional. Service and environment were the highlights. Food was satisfactory. House wines were good, but pricey - but unRead more
Neighbourhood Gem in Greater Roanoke
32 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Hamiltons' At First & Main

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Charlottesville
1,471 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
Was great and can’t wait to be back again soon!
Best Service in Charlottesville
47 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Havana 59

$$$$·Cuban·
Richmond
688 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Havana is always the best for good food with a cigar!!!
Hot Spot in Virginia
18 people mentioned the Paella

The Boathouse at Short Pump

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,697 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
My goodness what to say about The Boathouse @ Short Pump. First and foremost I would not do any credit to this review if I didn’t mention the amazing interaction and attentivenesRead more
16 people mentioned the Mashed Potato
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Coastal Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Virginia Beach
2,768 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food and service as always. Recommend it to all.
Seafood in Virginia
107 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Chops

$$$$·American·
Virginia Beach
1,192 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Noise level low because we are outside. Very loud inside.
American in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
8 people mentioned the Calamari

The Melting Pot - Newport News

$$$$·Fondue·
Newport News
576 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Good for Birthdays
Jeff, our server was great!
Healthy in Virginia
12 people mentioned the Cheese Fondue
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Hot Tuna

$$$$·Seafood·
Virginia Beach
1,030 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
  • Creative Cuisine
It was our anniversary dinner and it was crowded. Server was awesome, checked on us all the time, she was friendly, and was patient with us. Food was good and the seasonal drinks (Read more
Seafood in Virginia
21 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Texas de Brazil - Norfolk

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Norfolk
2,672 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
Went for my 2nd anniversary…First time ever there…known some people who went…food was very fast to get and delicious…service from DENIYAH was far and beyond excellent…definitely goRead more
23 people mentioned the Flank Steak

Buckheads - Richmond

$$$$·Steak·
Richmond
1,316 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Our dinner was outstanding for a number of reasons and always has been. We were first seated in what was between two very loud tables as the restaurant was extremely crowded. We meRead more
Steak in Virginia
33 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Azzurro

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
1,437 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Outdoor Eating
Great food and service
Romance in Richmond
13 people mentioned the Calamari

Ten

$$$$·Japanese·
Charlottesville
692 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Great dining there as always! Our server, Hannah, was delightful as well!
Best Overall in Charlottesville
13 people mentioned the Lobster Tempura
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Tupelo Honey - Virginia Beach

$$$$·Southern·
Virginia Beach
1,265 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
At these times, everyone needs to be patient with service. All restaurants are short staffed but no reflection on the servers who are working hard.
Most Booked in Virginia
10 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
4,257 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
View is amazing and good excellent
Scenic View in Virginia
48 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Montano's - Roanoke

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
535 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Great food and great service. Love the familiar faces! Thank you!
Fit for Foodies in Greater Roanoke
2 people mentioned the Baked Potato

Casa del Barco - Short Pump

$$$$·Mexican·
Richmond
525 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Fun
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Great food, great service! Absolutely delicious!!!
6 people mentioned the Fajita
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The Local

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Charlottesville
1,722 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food and sat outside on upper deck on a beautiful evening. Great referral from friends.👍
Healthy in Virginia
57 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Todd Jurich's Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Norfolk
1,032 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Great in all important aspects - food, service and atmosphere! Excellent wine list, as well. Perfect date night!
Notable Wine List in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
24 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Charlottesville
1,362 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Romance
Our waitress was amazing. Don’t remember her name though. :( food was spectacular. We went for our anniversary and couldn’t have had a better time. Thank you.
Best Service in Charlottesville
272 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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622 North

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Blacksburg
747 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
Food quality did not WOW me; however, service and atmosphere were super!
Best Overall in Greater Roanoke
9 people mentioned the Barramundi
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The Boathouse at City Point

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,626 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
I don’t like having to order and pay online. I’m tipping a waitress 20% and hardly see her at all. I’m more inclined to tip more when I see her face.
Outdoor Eating in Virginia
9 people mentioned the Calamari
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Berret's Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Williamsburg
3,165 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
Service was great and dollar oysters are a deal if you go during happy hour
Best Overall in Williamsburg
88 people mentioned the Crab Soup
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Lucky

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Roanoke
1,006 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasions
A lovely new share and/or full serving menu. Delicious and original!
Best Overall in Virginia
33 people mentioned the Pork Shoulder
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Fleurie

$$$$·French·
Charlottesville
1,253 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Fantastic experience! We had a delicious meal and great service.
Best Overall in Virginia
8 people mentioned the Butter Poached Lobster
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Texas de Brazil - Richmond

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Richmond
3,295 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings
Unlimited gourmet meats and sides. expensive, but worth every penny.
Most Booked in Virginia
37 people mentioned the Flank Steak
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Millie's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
601 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
We loved our first brunch at Millie's, and will definitely return when in the area!
Best Value in Virginia
13 people mentioned the Thai Shrimp
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Fat Tuna Grille & Oyster House

$$$$·Seafood·
Williamsburg
1,111 reviews
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
Great food, freshly made and out to us with great pacing for all courses! Great waitress!
48 people mentioned the Hush Puppies
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Casa del Barco - Canal Walk

$$$$·Mexican·
Richmond
1,034 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Casa makes a great mojito and has a great happy hour—just wish it lasted longer!
Scenic View in Virginia
27 people mentioned the Fajita

Cobalt Grille

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Virginia Beach
1,123 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Best Burger night in Town! Creative & Delicious!😍
Fit for Foodies in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
18 people mentioned the Flounder

Eat. An American Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Virginia Beach
1,025 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Any time you can visit Eat, An American Bistro, that is if you can find parking, you will truly enjoy the friendly environment as well as the food offerings. This is a VA Beach gemRead more
Fit for Foodies in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
11 people mentioned the Paella
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Helen's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
382 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Outside patio is beautiful. Perfect for fall dining. Server was attentive. Food was creative and very tasty.
18 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Stella's - Richmond

$$$$·Greek·
Richmond
2,055 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Our experience was OUTSTANDING. The waiter, food and staff were great.
Neighbourhood Gem in Virginia
52 people mentioned the Moussaka
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The Lobby Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
886 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
The food is very flavorful. Some of the options are non-traditional and are adventurous. Great place to enjoy with friends.
Hot Spot in Virginia
10 people mentioned the Short Rib

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Virginia Beach

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Virginia Beach
1,552 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
Ruth's Chris lived up to all the wonderful reviews we had read and heard from friends. Steaks were the best we have ever had, and the Caesar salad, spicy shrimp appetizer, and sideRead more
Steakhouse in Virginia
14 people mentioned the Sweet Potato Casserole

Stripers Waterside

$$$$·Seafood·
Norfolk
220 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
Kind of hard to find. Seated next to the window with the a.c. blasting on me & my food.
Scenic View in Virginia
3 people mentioned the Calamari

Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Norfolk
1,361 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very nice ambiance. Tables not too close. Excellent service
Steakhouse in Virginia
21 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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River Stone Chophouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Suffolk
1,960 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List
Charlie was a wonderful waiter! Food was divine and arrived on time.
Notable Wine List in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
16 people mentioned the Calamari
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The Farmhouse at Veritas

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Charlottesville
519 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Outdoor Eating
We absolutely love love love The Farmhouse at Veritas! We try to go at least once a month! Yes! It’s that good! It’s my husband’s favorite go-to local spot now! We’d love to get brRead more
Best Food in Virginia
4 people mentioned the Sparkling Wine
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Zia Marie

$$$$·Italian·
Virginia Beach
988 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Authentic
Zia Maria is always very good Thanks
Neighbourhood Gem in Virginia
10 people mentioned the Roasted Garlic

Cochon on 2nd

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Williamsburg
1,574 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Neighbourhood Gem
As good a restaurant meal as I could expect anywhere. Immediately seated. Excellent wait staff. Tenderloin perfect. Vegetables slightly under cooked for my taste. Gluten-free Read more
Contemporary American in Virginia
17 people mentioned the Sticky Ribs

Fin Seafood Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport News
1,485 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful, friendly service and everything came out very quick! The pork belly was to die for. I got the surf and turf pasta, it was different but absolutely delicious.
Seafood in Virginia
43 people mentioned the Crab Soup

L'Opossum

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
1,841 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
Excellent food, service, value, and ambiance, all the time. Every visit is better than the last. Do not miss this.
Best Overall in Virginia
22 people mentioned the Lobster Mac Cheese
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Haywood's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lexington
396 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Live Music
  • Good for Anniversaries
Good quality a step above what had been excellent in years past!
Hot Spot in Virginia
3 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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The Seafare of Williamsburg

$$$$·Seafood·
Williamsburg
1,293 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
Great food service
Neighbourhood Gem in Virginia
30 people mentioned the Flounder

Al Fresco Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Newport News
652 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
We celebrated our 35th anniversary at A Fresco last night! Our server Arturo was wonderful and the food was perfect! Nice nice evening !! Used my open table rewards without any issRead more
Italian in Virginia
8 people mentioned the Calamari

Amiraj - Modern Indian Kitchen

$$$$·Indian·
Williamsburg
221 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
We love this restaurant! The service is always good and the food even better. We have never had a dish we did not enjoy!
6 people mentioned the Mixed Grill
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